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    A Dirty Little History of the Catalan ‘Santa Claus’

    The real origins and history of the Catalan equivalent of Santa Claus are Barcelona's best-kept secrets. As I was digging into...
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    Who’s to Blame When Politicians Behave Badly?

    Bad behaviour seems to be the new tendency also in Spanish politics. I often find myself writing of Spanish and Catalan politics, then vowing to...

    Artist Spotlight #biarte – Gustavo Vega

    One of the most creative figures of visual poetry. Gustavo Vega is without a doubt, one of the most outstanding representatives of the creative technique...

    Guide for Surviving Office Work During Summer.

    Summer Office Survival Guide. Our Ghost Writer has already set us up with how to acquire a job in Barcelona (Link), so let's stick with...
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    Why was the dualism of Good and Evil of the Cathars threatening the Roman...

    The dualism of good and evil. Catharism was one of several religious movements that emerged during the Middle Ages becoming deeply rooted in Occitania and...
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    Summer Solstice

    Best time to get honey From time immemorial, after winter the snow disappear and warmth covers the foliage with green shoots and garlands the earth...
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    Do you know how the drug business works in Barcelona?

    Welcome to the Monkey House! An underground report of the street drugs in Barcelona. All of us who live in Barcelona know that there are a...
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    Important Tips How to Avoid and Outsmart Pickpockets in Barcelona

    Barcelona is the pickpocket capital of the World. Generally speaking, Barcelona is a safe city to visit, but unfortunately it is the pickpocket capital of...
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    How I managed to get my Foreigner’s Identity Number (NIE) in Barcelona

    The NIE (Número de Identidad de Extranjero) is a tax identification number in Spain for everyone who is not a Spanish citizen. It is...
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    The Satirical Tabarnia Movement is Reflecting a Democracy in Crisis

    An ironic introduction of Tabarnia “What is Tabarnia?” – is the question that most people have asked themselves after last month’s Twitterstorm. The word ‘Tabarnia’...